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News Rumour: ATI Radeon HD 4890 X2 cards in the works

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. biebiep

    biebiep New Member

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    I'd like one with a Heatkiller waterblock on it.

    And i'd like that to come out straight from a board-partner with warranty.

    But hey, wishful thinking.

    (Imagines a 4890x2 @ 1200mhz core clock and 1200mhz mem)
     
  3. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Respect for all X2 cards;) they are the best....

    I'm waiting for DX11 X2 Card ;)
     
  4. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    a card drawing 400 watts. two of them in crossfire: 800 watts. a nice mobo: 100watts a fun cpu: 120watts a few hard disks, bells and wissles: 80watts. 1100watts total. hefty system.
    can't they come up with some supah performance low power design, more or less like core2 was for the PentiumIV?
     
  5. tank_rider

    tank_rider New Member

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    Triple slot cooler anyone? Especially if the core is going to be running at 1GHz!
     
  6. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    No.
    I'd rather go for dual cards if i was in for a setup like that.
    Unless of course, the fantastic "link" between the two GPU's was finally solved, and they had unified memory between both cores...but thats probably for DX11 cards....
     
  7. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    So if I put one of these things in my computer and turn it on will i be hearing from the FBI asking me if I had anything to do with the entire East Cost power grid got knocked offline?
     
  8. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Well, they've done the HD4870X2. It's only a small step from there to an HD4890X2.
     
  9. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    Oh YES!!! I bought the ATI Radeon HD 4870x2 the day it was available and I havent seen a card (or cards) that could touch it, this might make me put it on ebay and get this new Monster.
    Good thing I already have a 1300 watt PSU!!

    lol,
    S*D
     
  10. Goty

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    Yikes, where are those numbers coming from? Bit-Tech's own numbers show an ENTIRE SYSTEM equipped with a single 4890 drawing less power at the wall than you're claiming for a single card.
     
  11. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    I would think we wont see any 4890x2's until the die shrink, would shave off some watts.
     
  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I don't really think it's possible on either design (PCB sandwich or two GPUs on one PCB).
    Too hot, too hungry.
    Doubt they'd make enough money off of a move like this (whoever DOES it, that is).
     
  13. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    There have a been a few dual GPU cards made already.
     
  14. antaresIII

    antaresIII tephigram

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    nonsense; rather invest the efforts in the new 40nm generation.
    Ati was saying that it was "on track" and that it should make a debut in summer 2009. Summer is close and everything is quiet; rumors are floating that Nvidia (which was behind) will even catch up to Ati.
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya Im holding out for dx11 x2 card
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    So anyone ever find out any more news on this? (yes thread revival but it was an interesting prospect).
     
  17. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Im going to take a stab at this and say no it was only rumor and they have now moved on.
     
  18. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Haha, bring on the HD5890 rumors!
     
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